Which rifle to buy?


December 7, 2003, 12:38 AM
Which rifle would you buy if you had $6000?
Excluding Fullautos and expensive double guns.
How about Steyr Aug, AWP, Barret?

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December 7, 2003, 10:38 AM
I'd go for a Brockman's Working Rifle in .375 H&H. See here (http://www.brockmansrifles.com/working_rifle.asp) for details.


The rifle costs $2,895 without the scope. I'd spend another few hundred dollars on a really good scope (Swarovski, etc.), and fit it out with a few extras like Eric Ching's Safari sling, a butt ammo carrier, etc. That would probably run the price tag up to the $4,000 - $4,500 range.

The balance of the $6,000 I'd spend on a DSA FAL, thank you very much! :D

The Sensei
December 7, 2003, 10:57 AM
I would buy a Remington 700P LTR in .308, have the trigger replaced with a Timney and set at 1.75lbs, add a Leupold Long Range or Nikon Tactical scope w/ mil-dot reticle (flip a coin) w/ Leupold Mark 4 or Badger base & rings, add a Harris Bipod, a SKB two gun case, a tactical shooting mat and a decent spotting scope w/ tripod. Oh, and don't forget a case of Federal Match Grade .308 ammo and a box of premium long filler hand rolled Dominican cigars (Licenciado's?).


With the $$ left over? Take me and the family on a much deserved vacation!!

December 7, 2003, 10:03 PM
dakota arms 76 in 7 dakota.

December 7, 2003, 10:05 PM
The barrett its good out to almost 2000 yds almost a mile away.And with a .50 it packs plenty of punch.

December 7, 2003, 10:18 PM
I'd have Dakota build me one of their custom single-shots. I believe it's the Model 10.

I think the base price is just under $4,000. The rest would go towards wood upgrade and another Swaro optic.

December 7, 2003, 11:14 PM
Without a shadow of a doubt, the M-82A1 Barrett.

December 7, 2003, 11:17 PM
Damn, barret M82 costs $7000 minimum used. $1.00 round for ammo. Plus, how am I gonna use it for home defense? I think I am buying black Steyr Aug with 9mm kit may be.

Harry Tuttle
December 7, 2003, 11:43 PM
Blazer and a brace of barrels

December 7, 2003, 11:53 PM
$1.00 round for ammo

.300 WSM is more than that :what:

December 8, 2003, 12:18 AM
Vector Arms has full-auto Belgium-made FN FALs for $6000...I have no previous experience with FALs. I have heard excellent things about them, mags are cheap, ammo is ok, and a full-auto .308 for only $6k sounds sweet.

December 8, 2003, 10:56 AM
With 6K I would buy a:
State Arms Big Bertha 50. for 2500.00
It would sport a Nightforce 5.5x22 Scope for 1500.00

December 8, 2003, 11:05 AM

December 8, 2003, 11:25 AM
Doc, unless you're a big fan of the Aug and like it's ergonomics, it really doesn't do anything other good 5.56 rifles don't do, an AR or HK in 5.56 is a cheaper, and I think better, alternative.

Personally, I'd look at something from Accuracy International. :D :D :D


Art Eatman
December 8, 2003, 03:59 PM
I'd go looking for clean, 80% or so, Winchesters. Maybe a 92 in .44-40 and/or a 95. Or, drag out some of the old pets and have them refinished and the stocks brought back to like-new. There's just not much new stuff out there that'll do more for me than what I've got...

:), Art

December 9, 2003, 11:34 PM
M-82 Barrett for $7000 used!:eek: A couple of months ago my dealer said he could order me a brand new one for barely over $5000 plus freight.

December 11, 2003, 06:10 PM
It's a rifle.

Brian Williams
December 11, 2003, 08:21 PM
Custom Win Low wall with a deep blue frame with electric blue screws

Straight grip stock in rosewood
Shnabel fore end also in rosewood
Tapered octogon barrel 16.5 to 20"
Tang sight
Spirit level globe front sight
Brass butt plate

in one of the following 22 Khornet, 22 jet, 221 fireball, maybe in 357

a custom bolt action in 357mag that is scaled to fit the 357mag that feeds from a detachable mag with a controlled round feed and 18" barrel, 13.5 LOP.

December 12, 2003, 08:27 AM
Nesika Classic or Varmint Hunter with Ziess optics


December 12, 2003, 05:56 PM
A.I. in .338 lapua and as much ammo as I could buy with what's left over.

December 12, 2003, 07:01 PM
Definately the Barrett M-82A1 and a boat-load of Raufoss MP AP, Incindary, RDX Explosive-tipped delayed-fragmentation ammo. I hear this round will even do my taxes.


A.I. AW in .338 Laupa Magnum and a boat-load of ammo.

December 13, 2003, 12:48 PM
A nice older used but not abused Sako, probably in 6.5x55 and a piece of lower-powered European glass.

And $4,500 towards the kids college fund.

December 28, 2007, 03:11 AM
Jack19 has the right idea, if you can find yourself one of the AI's buy it. In a recent issue of the shotgun news the editors did a report on the AI-AWSM .338 Lapua, and I quote "quite possibly the best damn sniper rifle on the planet" it what they had to say about it. As for me, I enjoy mine two or three times per month, however it isn't really that cost effective, I used to pay between $3.00 and $4.00 per round. Finding ammunition for it is almost as hard as finding the gun initially was. I have mine for several years now, and when I bought mine it was found after searching for about 9 months. The problem was, if I remember correctly, they weren't being sold to the general public when I purchased mine. I paid way more than what you can but it for now however. I've seen M82A1's for the same price, ughhh. Great weapon, extremely accurate (hense the name), very light in weight, durable, and provides a hell of a lot of damage from pretty far out. Oh and did you know that the .338 round at 1500 yards has the same velocity as a .44 magnum leaving the barrel? Even if you miss, the splash damage is... well you get the picture. We fire from my friend's deck down into the valley at targets mounted .25, .50, .75 of a mile away. His nearest nieghbors own several hundred acres and allow us to shoot at targets (which they also mount/change for us) for a small fee several miles south east of McMinnville, OR. It works out pretty well for us. The last time I went shooting at his ranch, we cooked off over 5,000 rounds of 7.62 variation thru most of his Kalishnikov collection. I will be heading out there for a day/night shoot as soon as weather permits. Hoo Yah.

December 28, 2007, 08:37 AM
I'd go ith this setup.I think it would serve me very well as a good, accurate, hard hitting long range shooter.I think it wouldbe a LONG time before I outgrew this setup.Only thing else I might do was get a custom barrel in place of the factory one, but it's unlikely it'd be nessecary with my skills for a LONG time, and I honestly dont know enough about custom barrels and barrel makers, or have the skill to jusify it.

IOR-Valada 4-14X50 Tactical Side Focus Illuminated MP8 Reticle Scope Price: $986


Remington 700 SPS, Varmint, Bolt Action, 308 Winchester, 26 Inch Heavy Barrel Price: $524.71

Total:$1933.66, that leaves me $4066.34 for ammo/reloading supplies to get good and practiced with it.So, when should I expect my $6000 money order from you? I promise to post lots of pics of me, the gun, and my targets so you can track my progress and be sure you're getting your money's worth...:D

WOW, didn't notice how old this thread was.Holy necromancy batman.Anyway, what's evryone think of my setup? good, bad,decent, great, giant waste of money, what? I'm actually considering this for the future to try my hand at long range target shooting, and figure it could double as good, long range hunting and/or SHTF pecision rifle.

December 28, 2007, 08:41 AM
I couldn't conceive of spending that much on a rifle. This is simply because my budget has never allowed me to look that high. I am very happy with my SAKO's right now.

December 28, 2007, 10:28 AM
2 DSA FALs in Rhodesian camo, 20 spare mags, all the toys to go with, and a TON of ammo.
$6000? I wish I had $600! Have fun, you lucky dude! :)

December 28, 2007, 10:37 AM
AI AWP. I dont really see the point in getting one of the long action ones unless your going to be shooting in long range competitions or at people in the field or in combat. If your just doing target shooting 308 is good and cheap enough that you dont have to go broke to shoot the thing.

Down side, when I was looking into getting a rifle from AI it was looking to run me about $8000. If you like the look you could go with an M700 with the A.I.C.S upgrade some of the parts like the trigger and you will still have money for a really nice scope and ammo.

December 28, 2007, 10:49 AM
Or spend alittle more and get a Surgon bolt action in .308 with the AICS. The action is alot smoother than the M700. Depending on what state you live in also get a surefire quick attach flash hider and one of their suppressors. Shoot that thing all day without hearing protection in as its easier on the ears than a .22. I miss shooting that rifle. I liked it alot better than the M700 AICS.

December 28, 2007, 11:59 AM

December 28, 2007, 02:06 PM
I would buy this,


December 28, 2007, 03:49 PM
I don't think I can say cause I've never even dreamed about spending that much on a single firearm.


The barrett its good out to almost 2000 yds almost a mile away.And with a .50 it packs plenty of punch

2000 yards is over a mile. 1760 yards= 1mi

December 28, 2007, 04:52 PM
I would buy 3 rifles.. I have a Browning 1885 Low wall in 17 HMR topped with a Leopold VXIII 6.5x24 it needs to have 3 big brothers.
I would buy 1885 High Walls in 300HH, 375HH and 45/70

December 28, 2007, 06:22 PM
For 6g's I would come home with a couple of decked out Springfield M1A's (in 30-06), several thousand rounds of ammo, then seriously add to my budding milsurp collection.

December 29, 2007, 12:55 AM
Remington 7600. Scope it and have some fun. Available in .243win, .270win, 30-06, .308win, and 30-06 Springfield. You wont regret it.;)

December 29, 2007, 01:00 AM
a couple of decked out Springfield M1A's (in 30-06)

Where do you find a M1A in .30-06?

December 29, 2007, 10:47 AM
back to the start of this thread he said something about home defense buy a 300.00 dollar shotgun for home defense and spend the rest on a nice long gun.

December 29, 2007, 06:55 PM
I would probably go with a barrett 416 with a knightforce scope. shot one about a month ago at 1800 yds

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